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Going Through a Divorce While Pregnant

The decision to get a divorce is often one of the most difficult decisions one can face. It can become even more difficult if this decision is reached during pregnancy, a period already associated with some of life’s most physically demanding and emotionally draining concerns. Some States do not allow divorce during pregnancy but NJ does.

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Can My Criminal Record Affect Child Custody?

In child custody cases in New Jersey, the court considers the best interests of the child in conjunction with the factors listed under N.J.S.A. 9:2-4. Under this statute there are several factors that relate to a criminal conviction:

  • the safety of the child and the safety of either parent from physical abuse by the other parent
  • the stability of the home environment offered
  • the fitness of the parents
  • any other factors the court deems relevant

Judges deciding on a parenting time schedule for the child will take into consideration either parent’s criminal past.

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